On the hunt for some CBD flowers, edibles or tinctures? With dispensaries on nearly every street corner, it can be hard to know which product is right for you.
In this blog post, we’ll compare hemp and weed to help you make an informed decision when it comes to picking your cannabis plant. Stay tuned!
The Hemp Plant
Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest-growing plants and was one of the first crops cultivated by humans.
History of Hemp Use
Hemp has a long history of use, with records dating back to ancient China and the Vikings. It was mainly used for its strong fibers, used to make clothing, paper, rope, and more. Today, hemp is still widely grown for these purposes and its edible seeds.
Uses of Hemp
Hemp is perhaps most well-known for its use in making CBD oil, which is used as a natural remedy for various ailments. In addition to CBD oil, hemp can also be used to produce plastics, biofuel, insulation, and more.
Recommended Dosage For Beginners
If you are new to cannabis and aren’t sure what product is right for you, we recommend starting with 10-20mg CBD oil.
This plant does not have weed, making it the perfect choice for beginners or those who want something low-key. Just be sure to follow the recommended dosage guidelines carefully when consuming any form of cannabis.
The recommended dosage is 1-2 drops of CBD oil for every 10 pounds of body weight per day.
If you want to check your own dosage, please check it here.
Legality of Hemp
Hemp was legalized in the United States in 2018 with the passage of the Farm Bill. This legislation removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, making it legal to grow and sell nationwide.
In Canada, hemp was legalized in 1998 to produce food, oil, and fiber.
Cannabis; What is Marijuana?
Marijuana, on the other hand, is a type of cannabis plant that is grown specifically for its psychoactive properties. It is commonly referred to as weed and contains high levels of THC, which is responsible for causing the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use.
History of Marijuana Use
Marijuana has a long history of use in various cultures, dating back to 4000 BCE. While its recreational use was initially limited to certain parts of the world, it has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now legal in many countries.
Uses of Marijuana
Today, marijuana is most commonly used for recreational purposes, but it also has several medicinal applications. It is often used to treat pain, anxiety, and nausea and is also known to improve appetite and help with sleep.
Recommended Dosage For Beginners
If you are new to cannabis, we recommend starting with a low dose of marijuana. This will help you gauge how the plant affects you and allow you to increase your dose as needed slowly. As with any form of cannabis, start small and increase your dosage gradually. Marijuana also exist in the form of THC Edibles. If you are a beginner you should only take 5-10mg THC to start and wait at least 2 hours.
Legality of Marijuana
In the United States, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, but it has been legalized in several states for either medicinal or recreational use. In Canada, marijuana was legalized for medicinal use in 2001 and recreational use in 2018.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis plants. It is responsible for the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use and is also known to have several medicinal benefits. THC can be found in hemp and marijuana plants at varying levels, depending on the strain.
CBD, or Cannabidiol
CBD or cannabidiol is another compound found in cannabis, gaining popularity in recent years. Like THC, CBD also has several medicinal properties and is often used to treat pain, anxiety, etc. Unlike THC, however, CBD does not cause a high feeling and can be found in both hemp and marijuana plants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Male Weed Plants Hemp?
While male and female hemp plants are members of the cannabis genus, they are not the same species. Male weed plants, also known as males or pollen sources, generally don’t contain THC as opposed to females and are primarily used for breeding purposes. Male plants share several important characteristics with their female counterparts despite their differences.
Both male and female plants contain a rich store of cannabinoids and terpenes that may have numerous health benefits. They also require similar growing conditions, such as being grown in well-drained soils with plenty of sunlight. Overall, while male weeds may be different than females in some respects, they share many of the same qualities that make hemp a valuable agricultural crop.
Can Hemp Turn Into Weed?
Hemp and marijuana are both members of the Cannabis plant species, and they share many characteristics. However, there are also some key differences between the two.
The THC levels in hemp must be below 0.3 percent to be classified as hemp. By contrast, marijuana plants typically contain 5-20 percent THC.
However, it is important to remember that hemp cannot be used as a drug; it will not make you high. To put it simply, hemp cannot turn into weed.
Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants, but they are not the same. Hemp has a lower THC level than marijuana and cannot get you high. Marijuana is used for recreational purposes, while hemp is used for CBD oil and industrial purposes.